She is a big 27, interior volume compares favorably with boats 3 and 4 feet larger. The console is just a tad forward to balance the boat and open up tremendous cockpit space. The console is well proportioned, providing cavernous space inside for a head, 3 batteries and a chest of drawers, while still being just the right height. Another 27 strength, in terms of practicality and usability, is the transom area. Designing the 27 with less than a full height transom means you don't have to mess with a door. The rear bench seat uses no cockpit space and it is quick and easy to get people, or fish, in and out of the water while still keeping the ocean out. Also, getting on the dock is a snap because you have a step up to the gunwale.
This 2007 27' Albury Brothers is a fraction of the cost of buying a new one. Big, Spacious, Fast, Strong, Durable, Efficient, & Quiet Running. Perfect for offshore adventures, diving & Bahama trips. Loaded with state of the art electronics, Ray marine GPS, Radar, Fish finder, JBL Stereo & Sound System with CD player & MP3 Jack. Huge Cockpit area.
Albury Brothers Boats are built to last, and provide solid confidence when the sea gets angry. The last thing any boat owner needs is a rattle-trap with lots of maintenance.
These boats are quite heavy in the bottom and get progressively lighter above the waterline, resulting in a craft of moderate weight for it's size. The bottom laminate is over 1" thick, hand laid, solid glass. This heavy 24 oz. woven roving absorbs impact energy and creates the mass requited to punch through waves. The massive top-hat stringers are made of the same material, then fully glassed into the boat from stem to transom, chine to keel, and filled with foam. The hull sits in the mold at least 7 days, under vacuum, to ensure it's shape.
Above the waterline, a gradual shift in the lamination schedule takes place; from heavy woven rove to cross-linked PVC composite core and 17 oz. bi-axial glass. Strength is maintained while weight is reduced, resulting in a stable, well-balanced vessel, with a low center of gravity.
At Albury Brothers, the liner is vacuumed to the hull and stringers to create a void-free, fully bonded structure. The deck and console are mechanically and chemically bonded to this structure. They attach the hard or T-top to the console, giving you more room with less to trip over. They also do their best to get rid of latches, hinges, screws, hooks, bungy cords, valves, etc. All of this fluff corrodes, deteriorates, loosens, breaks and requires maintenance. With a Albury Brothers Boat, the days of coming back from your summer cruise, with a long maintenance list, are over. That's why Albury owners keep their boats, year after year.
The Albury family has been building boats in Man O'War Cay, Abaco, for many generations, including their famous smacks, sloops and schooners. Since 1952, Willard Albury, first with his father and brother, now with his sons Don and Jamie, have produced sea kindly outboard runabouts & skiffs. They build these boats one at a time, for those customers who appreciate a special boat when they see one.
Albury Brothers Boats were built in wood until 1985, when the hearty Madera tree became depleted. The first fiberglass boat was lofted off the last wooden hull. This became the 18.5 footer, which is no longer produced. In 1990, Willard created the 20 foot model using the strip plank pattern method. Sheer and freeboard were added, as well as the beam carried forward. At the behest of a boat rental firm, Willard lofted the 23 footer on top of the 20 foot plug in 1997. Willard added a set of lifting strakes, took a little roundness out of the bilge & continued his approach of carrying more beam forward. In 2005, Willard Albury lofted the 27' hull plug, partially using sections from the fabulous 23 hull. Production of the 27 footer began in early 2007. This is Hull number 1 for the 27' Model. This is also the original owner.
Due to demand, in 2003 the Albury family partnered to produce Albury Brothers Boats in the U.S. with the same Abaco-built quality. All materials and construction are under the constant supervision and control of the Albury family. Whether you have your boat built in Abaco or the States, you will receive the same great boat.